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Royal visit: William and Catherine mingle with local leaders

July 8, 2011 | 10:45 pm

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Catherine changed clothes once again for the Friday night reception at the home of the British consul general for her and her new husband on their first trip together to the United States. This time, it was a green silk dress.

William and Catherine mingled with the 200 people who attended the function, a cross-section of the city’s civic and business elite. Guests said the couple were personable, taking time to speak with them individually.

Photos: The Duke and Duchess in L.A.

And, despite their travels, they didn’t appear at all weary. In fact, William was quite chatty, asking guests what they thought about the wedding and joked that men mostly asked about the Aston Martin he and his bride drove away in.

Guests at the Hancock Park event included Gov. Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, USC President Max Nikias, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, soccer star David Beckham, and prominent business and entertainment industry officials.

The menu for the evening included cheese, leek and onion mini quiche; chicken and mushroom bouchees; chipolata sausages; "devils on horseback" (bacon-wrapped prunes); endive with smoke salmon tartare; figs with goat cheese and prosciutto; parmesan scallion crostini with pear; Stilton tartlets with apricot chutney; Welsh rarebit; and Yorkshire puddings with roast beef and horseradish sauce.


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Photo: William and Catherine, duke and duchess of Cambridge, attend a reception Friday at the British consul-general's residence in Hancock Park. Credit: Associated Press